West Side Story

Super duper excited to see West Side Story tonight at The Oriental Theatre.  They have a short stint in Chicago, only 6 days and tomorrow night is the last!  You can click here to see if you can score tix to tonight or tomorrow’s performances. Are you into musicals?  (Raises hand: I am!)  What’s your favorite?… Continue reading West Side Story

Da Lobsta

As part of the boyfriend’s birthday weekend festivities, I took him to Da Lobsta in the Gold Coast. I got a great deal via Groupon. It was no Luke’s Lobster nor GT Fish and Oyster, but it’s closer and more affordable. They have a handful or so of different variations, but I’m true to traditional rolls.… Continue reading Da Lobsta

Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill

ImageA few friends and I had dinner at Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill last Friday.  It was highly recommended by a colleague whose husband is a chef so I immediately added it to my list of places to try.

Upon walking in, the restaurant was a lot smaller than I had envisioned.  I knew it would be small but eek.  The walls are adorned with anime, reminds me slightly of how Sushi X plays anime and projects it on their wall.  Definitely make a reservation if you’re the I don’t like waiting type (which I am).  They don’t have an online reservation system, so you have to call.

The menu was a bit overwhelming since there were so many choices, take a peep for yourself here.  When out with a group, I tend to end up ordering for everyone, we ended up getting: grilled whole squid, soft shell crab tempura and hideout, pier 69, pot river and south beach rolls.  While it was good, I wouldn’t say I had anything outstanding.  I would definitely return, but I’m not dreaming of it (unlike my experiences with Kai Zan).  There is still a ton on the menu that I want to check out at some point.  It’s moderately priced, the total was just over $100 with tax and gratuity.  And I saved the best for last, it’s BYOB.  I think there’s a liquor store two blocks east.

If you stop by Yuzu, let me know what you think.  What’s your favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago?

Glen Hansard and The Frames @ Millennium Park

Updated 6/11/13 Monday night was absolutely stunning and the perfect backdrop for a night of music at Millennium Park. Glen Hansard was amazing and I can’t wait until he’s back in Chicago. I had forgotten how popular outdoor events are in Chicago, especially when they are FREE.  I mistakenly thought it was ok to leave the… Continue reading Glen Hansard and The Frames @ Millennium Park

Pilsen Evictions

“Metro Bank, We Will Not Be Evicted.” Strolling through Pilsen a few Saturdays ago, the boyfriend and I stumbled upon this building. We were on 18th between Morgan and Ashland. It appears that the building is for sale and the tenants are being evicted. I wonder what came of this, if anything.

QR Codes

I remember when I first got my first freelance gig, which happened completely by accident.  A good friend worked for someone who was married to a diner owner.  It’s a well established diner in the heart of Lincoln Park and while they had customers, they just hadn’t joined the digital era. I remember showing them… Continue reading QR Codes